As you would know, the UFUQ has been working with QFES for quite some time on the CA19 clause 103 commitment to implementing roster principles within Firecom. You will also recall that the UFUQ and QFES agreed to commence the CA19 part-time employment conditions at the same time as the roster principles are implemented.
In this edition - Late last month, I reported to you that the QIRC had issued a decision to modify your award, based on the joint application made by your union and Fire and Rescue.
In this edition - Just in case some of you haven’t been paying attention to communications from your state office, your state committee, your branch representatives and your colleagues, here is a brief list of some of the achievements relating to your terms and conditions of employment your union (the UFUQ) have obtained for you over the past 6 years.
In this edition - For three years, your union has been working hard to obtain funding for a further increase in full-time professional firefighter numbers, including by conducting a 12 month long public campaign. I am very pleased to report that Fire and Emergency Services Minister Mr Craig Crawford has today made an announcement that the government has fully funded the recruitment of an additional 357 professional full-time firefighters in addition to the existing numbers.